This past Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, I was battling a bad cold. I still have traces, but I’m about 90% better now. This thing sneaked up on me. I was fine one minute, and the next thing I knew I was down for the count. I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, I am NOT a good patient. Thank you dear Mack, for taking such great care of me.
As I lay in bed, convalescing, breathing through one nostril, coughing and sneezing, I began thinking how quickly a cold sneaks up on you but how it takes a while to go away. You pop pills, drink your orange juice, get plenty of sleep, but when you wake up, you’re still sick. It can take a few days till you’re all well.
Dealing with sickness is a lot like it is when dealing with obesity. . . or even dealing with being slightly overweight. I’ve been there before, so I’m speaking from experience. You don’t realize it’s happening until it hits you. You don’t notice when you’re just 2, or 5 or even 10 pounds heavier. Only after you’ve reached 20 + pounds more that you suddenly wonder how you got there, and then you want it to go away immediately. You change your eating, get more exercise, drink more water, but days later, you still have a long way to go. It seems like you’ve made no progress at all. Those pounds are not all gone. Not happening. They aren’t going anywhere overnight.
This is where patience comes in. Whether you’re overweight or sick in bed, it can take a while before you are where you want to be. Take it all in stride, and remember not to expect it all to happen too quickly. If you do, you’ll be sorely disappointed.